Port Huron Township Supervisor Robert Lewandowski was elected President of the Michigan Association of Township Supervisors (MATS) at a meeting of the membership on May 30, 2019. Supervisor Lewandowski will serve a two-year term with MATS, working with township supervisors from among the 1,240 townships in the State of Michigan. The MATS mission, under the leadership of the President and board, includes, but not limited to, enhancing the professional standing of township supervisors through education and training, fostering cooperation and communication among all township supervisors, and addressing legislative or other matters relating to the supervisor’s responsibilities or township government.
More than double the number of cities, villages and counties combined – townships provide strong roots for Michigan’s citizens. The Michigan Association of Township Supervisors was established in 1998 by a small group of township supervisors seeking a way to better network with each other and to ensure their educational needs were met. They were seeking ways to strengthen the quality of municipal government and administration in Michigan’s rural communities.